About Me

About Me

Hi there! I’m Liza, a 20-something journalist and PhD researcher living between London, Amsterdam and Helsinki. Studying the World is a trilingual travel, expat and lifestyle blog documenting my travels around the world and everyday life between three countries. 

Here are some other things you might want to know about me:

  • I grew up in a multicultural family and had lived in three different countries before my 4th birthday. My current number stands at seven.
  • One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was moving to London for a master’s degree at UCL.
  • Choosing to spend my exchange year in Florence was another great move. I love Italy, and try to visit it at least once a year.
  • I’m also a huge fan of Italian music. My favourite artists of all times are Tiziano Ferro and Rino Gaetano, the former of whom I’ve had the pleasure to interview.
  • I really like challenges and always sign myself up for different ones – my current favourite is 30 before 30, trying to visit 30 countries before starting the next decade.
  • Speaking of challenges, I’ve completed the 52 books in 52 weeks one two years in a row. My favourite books are Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoi, Sophie’s Choice by William Styron, Il Nome della Rosa by Umberto Eco, Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan… and anything by Agatha Christie!
  • I have three mother tongues and speak seven languages in total, though I’m also hoping to learn German, French, Portuguese and, for obvious reasons, Dutch.

Connecting with people and making new friends is one of the things I enjoy the most about blogging. Want to say hi or collaborate with Studying the World? Feel free to leave a comment under any of my posts, or send a message to contact[@]studyingtheworld.net (just remember to remove the brackets). I’m looking forward to hearing from you!


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